Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is regarded as one of the premier locations in the Southeast to live and conduct business. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is home to nearly 800,000 residents, and it's part of a broader metropolitan area with a population of 2.4 million, according to census data.
Heriot Clarkson, former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, founded Parker Poe in Charlotte in 1884. Today with more than 130 years of experience, the firm offers one of the region's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, banking, environmental law, tax law, real estate and lending.
Charlotte has a banking community that is the second largest in the nation, behind only New York. More than half of all Fortune 500 companies have a presence here, and six are headquartered in the Charlotte area: Bank of America, Duke Energy, Lowe's, Nucor, Sonic Automotive and Sealed Air. The region's favorable business environment continues to attract foreign corporations seeking a presence in the United States. More than 1,000 foreign-owned firms have established facilities in the area, according to the Charlotte Chamber.
Located in the center of uptown, the Charlotte office of Parker Poe is close to major businesses and some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in North Carolina. Charlotte's central location in the Carolinas also provides easy access to Atlantic coast beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Charlotte area appeals to families, singles and young couples alike, all of whom enjoy the city's vibrant and expanding social and community activities. Residents can take advantage of the strong local colleges and universities, including UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont Community College.
Entertainment & Culture
Home to the Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte is a haven for sports fans. Charlotte often hosts the PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship, which brings in golf professionals and enthusiasts from across the country. In addition, the area has a rich NASCAR tradition with races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The city also offers a strong and growing cultural dimension with the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Ballet, the Mint Museums, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Historic Latta Plantation, and the Levine Museum of the New South. In addition, Johnson & Wales University and its renowned culinary program has invigorated the area’s restaurant and gourmet offerings.